Cares Day 2024 - Schools, Centers, and Initiatives VIP

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When is Cal Lutheran Cares Day?
Save the date! This year’s Cal Lutheran Cares Day is Wednesday, April 10, 2024, beginning at 12:01 a.m. PDT.

What is Cal Lutheran Cares Day?

Cal Lutheran Cares Day is our annual day of giving that offers our community the opportunity to make donations that will assist our students throughout the year. Your generosity to the University during Cal Lutheran Cares Day will ensure our students have the resources that will help them continue to pursue their academic goals and provide assistance if they need additional help at this time.

How do I make my gift?
Choose your fund and give a gift securely online.

Can anyone participate?
Absolutely! Support from everyone in the Cal Lutheran community (alumni, friends, family, faculty, staff, and students) counts on this day.

How can I help spread the word about Cal Lutheran Cares Day?

There are so many ways you can show your Cal Lu spirit! Help spread the word on social media among your family and friends by promoting #CalLutheranCares. Check out our social media ambassador toolkit for more ways to connect. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to join the conversation. Every gift matters and many are matched by generous donors, doubling our donations.

When will the official Cares Day totals be announced?

The donations received on Cal Lutheran Cares Day represent gifts made primarily from March 27 - April 10. Cal Lutheran Cares Day will accept donations through April 24. Gifts are also being made through other channels and will be added to the overall total of the day. Official totals will be available on May 8, 2024.

I still have questions. Who can I contact?
Please call (805) 493-3170 or email for assistance.

Do you accept gifts in kind (GIK) for Cares Day?
Generally speaking the university is constrained on space and will only accept GIKs under rare circumstances, and we require the donor to provide documentation that establishes the market value of the item from an authorized appraiser. Even in these cases, the university must reserve the right not to accept the donated item.

Do you accept gifts of cryptocurrency, bitcoin, etc.?
Not at this time.

What does my gift support?
You get to decide what your gift supports. Choose from a variety of causes that range from student athletics to undergraduate and graduate programs and centers.

Is my gift tax-deductible?

Yes. California Lutheran University is a non-profit institution. You will receive an email receipt after you’ve made your gift.

I would like to donate to a cause that is not listed. How do I find that?
Thank you for your generosity! Click here to make Cal Lutheran Cares Day Your Own.